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NigelH18/05/2013 18:16:11
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Hi

Anyone know where I can get just a couple of these and without having to spend a small fortune on postage ?

I'm looking for oned that are 1cm long with a 3mm outside diameter and about 2mm inside diameter.

Thanks

crispin church18/05/2013 18:27:21
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why dont you use 3mm pipe ie fuel tank pipe

dbflyer18/05/2013 18:37:33
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You are unlikely to find just a couple of these in a pack and the best solution for a 'one off' crimp is that mentioned above. Soft brass fuel pipe will snap when a scalpel blade is rolled over it without too much pressure. Failing that go to a fishing supplies shop for a more realistic price but soft brass tube is your best bet.

Bob Cotsford18/05/2013 19:04:41
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If you really want ready made, try a fishing tackle shop.

Tim Mackey18/05/2013 20:13:43
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+1 for tackle shopthumbs up

NigelH18/05/2013 21:00:56
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Thanks guys. One's only just opened in the village. Only thing is, they close at 0800 tomorrow.

I had a look on eBay. It seems that aluminium ones are the norm. I guess that they would also do as long as they're the same size ?

Bob Cotsford18/05/2013 22:20:38
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I've had better luck and less slack wires using brass

Ronaldo18/05/2013 22:39:07
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i've been using thin brass tubing i bought from B&Q some time ago , it was cheap, and sold by the metre. I cut mine with a stanley knife, i just roll it under the sharp of the blade on a cutting mat and it cuts easily. Last time i looked, they still stocked it. If you do a lot of closed loops as i have over the years, a metre does many models.

NigelH18/05/2013 22:47:48
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As it happens, I had a look at their web site but couldn't see any. Worth thinking about thanks.

Ronaldo18/05/2013 23:07:06
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Thats a pity NigelH, I could do with some more. There must be some other hardware suppliers somewhere that sell brass tubing by the metre, would be better than buying by the foot at model shops, cos i've also been using other sizes for fuel tanks, smoke systems, etc, its surprising what other uses they come in handy for. I'll post if i find another supplier. Thanks for the info'

NigelH18/05/2013 23:12:56
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I didn't say that they didn't do it, only that I couldn't find it

I don't think that the search facility is too good though.

Thanks

Ronaldo18/05/2013 23:32:57
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Hey, we're in luck teeth 2 'brass tube' in the B&Q search box found it. They do 2mm 4mm and 6mm.

I'll have to call in on my travels and stock up again. must have been 3 years or so when i last bought some. A metre goes a long way.

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michael cawood19/05/2013 11:22:12
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why dont you use uninsulated bootlace ferrules. they come in various sizes and are made of plated copper. you can buy them at most electrical factors or rs online. cost about £2 - 3 for 100. they are used for ending stranded copper wire to prevent loose wires shorting out in connectors.

Edited By michael cawood on 19/05/2013 11:23:46

NigelH19/05/2013 20:02:14
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Thanks guys. Plenty of options. I'll get something sorted out,

NigelH23/05/2013 12:19:16
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I picked up these for less than £2 delivered. They're nickel plated copper.

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Thanks for the suggestions.

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